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Activist Thasleem dies at 68

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Thasleem-Mohd-IbrahimPETALING JAYA: Prominent social activist Thasleem Mohd Ibrahim, who headed the National Indian Rights Action Team (NIAT), died today. He was 68.

Thasleem, who was also the patron of the Malaysian Indian Education Transformation Association (Mieta), had been suffering from breathing difficulties.

He passed away at the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital at 10pm, surrounded by over 100 family members and friends.

“He was a great soul and a great servant of the Tamil community. Though he was a Muslim, he also served other communities such as Hindus, Christians and Buddhists,” said Mieta chairman Elangovan Annamalai.

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